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- Site in French
- Site in German
- Suitable for beginner
- If it is the first time you make mead or read about mead, forget about this one.
- Scientific content.
- G. M. Cooke & J. T. Lapsley:
Making table wine at home
(short) book about wine making written by scientists from the university of California, Davis (the university of wine in the U.S.)
- Eisenman L: The home winemaker's manual 180 pages in pdf.
The lack of index and the structure make it hard to find what one is looking for. Good and rather complete reference (and free).
- American wine society: The complete handbook of wine making, Kent (1993)
A bit messy. Not for beginners: interesting discussions of technical points generally written by professionals or researchers, oenologists, etc. Short index. Chapters on tasting.
- Amerine M. A., etc.: The technology of wine making, avi (1980)
Bible. A bit old though (in some pictures horses carry grapes during harvests). Excellent index. But no thematic chapter: in order to find what one is after, it can be necessary to look in a half dozen chapters. But in general it is worth it.
- Iverson J.: Home winemaking step by step, Stonemark (2000). Interesting technical details.
- E. Peynaud: "The Taste of Wine: The Art and Science of Wine Appreciation", Wine Appreciation Guild (1991)
E. Peynaud and J. Blouin: "Knowing and Making Wine", Wiley-Interscience (1984)
P. Ribéreau-Gayon, D. Dubourdieu, B. Donèche and A. Lonvaud: "The handbook of enology 1. Microbiology of wine", John Wiley & Sons (2000)
P. Ribéreau-Gayon, Y. lories, A. Maujean and D. Dubourdieu: "The handbook of enology 2. The chemistry of wine stabilisation and treatments", John Wiley & Sons (2000)
- Jack Keller A lot of wine recipes (from the most classical to the most exotic). Good references. Impressive list of yeasts (8-10 brands and all theirs products and specs by the producers).
- Winemakers emporium
- J.-M. Bouvry Making of Champagne
- L'esprit du vin
- Amateurs de vins et vignes des régions septentrionales
- Webb AD (ed.): Chemistry of winemaking, american chemical society (1974)
- Irion C.W.: Home winemaking chem 101 (2000)
- Mitchell: Scientific winemaking made easy
- Waterhouse A.L. & Ebeler S.E (ed.) : Chemistry of wine flavor, American chemical society (1998)
- Sparziani V & Halloran E: The home winemaker's companion, Storey (2000)
Tons of wine recipes but little explanation. Old fashioned: dogmatic, focuses on what to do not why.
Useful if one is willing to follow the recipes but little data general enough to be used for mead. A good Troubleshooting chapter though.
- Fête du fruit
- Andrew Lea: The science of cider making
- Proulx A & Nichols L: Cider, Storey (1997) About cider. Some information (second fermentation) can be useful.
- Vargas P. & Gulling R.: Country wines, Storey (1992) A lot of recipes (mead, fruit-herbs-flower wines, etc.)
- Vargas P. & Gulling R. : Making wild wines and mead, Storey (1999) A lot of recipes (mead, fruit-herbs-flower wines, etc.). Looks like the other book by the same authors.
- Berry C. J. J.: 130 new winemaking recipes, Storey (1993) A lot of recipes (fruit-herbs wines). Drawing by Rex Royle.
- Beer advocate
- Siebel institute
- Janson L. W.: Brew chem 101, Storey (1996) Focused on beer but some ideas are general enough. Readable even without a deep knowledge of chemistry or biology.
- Fix G. J. & Fix L.A.: An analysis of brewing techniques, Brewers publications (1997)
Focused on beer too. More complicated than B1 (knowledge of chemistry needed) but not applicable to mead.
January 24th 2003